Baker Mayfield's legend grows with swaggering win over Ohio State

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Baker Mayfield's legend grows with swaggering win over Ohio State

No matter how good the defenses are, and with quarterbacks like Baker Mayfield and Ohio State's J.T. Barrett, points will eventually happen.

The Blue Bloods Meet Again at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Norman, Oklahoma.

Ultimately, Mayfield ended right where he started, planting the Oklahoma flag through the heart of Ohio State's logo around a throng of Sooners teammates. After that game, the Buckeyes sang their fight song on Sooners turf at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

Looking back to last week... The game is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. start time and it will be televised nationally on ABC. Defensively, the Sooners are yielding 7.0 points per game. More than 109,000 packed into The Horseshoe making it the largest crowd Oklahoma has ever played a game in front of. He finished 27-35 for 386 yards and three scores. That was the Buckeyes' only big play of the night.

The ultra-explosive Kamryn Pettway led the way, running for 1,224 yards at a 5.9 yard-per-carry clip. Ohio State has no more room for error now.

The Ohio State senior added 66 yards on the ground while J.K. Dobbins came through with 72 rushing yards and a touchdown, but it wasn't enough to avoid an embarrassing offensive performance for the Buckeyes.

Mayfield is probably Ohio State's biggest concern going into tonight's rematch with Oklahoma.

What we saw from Wilson's offense Saturday (besides not enough J.K. Dobbins) is what we saw at the tail end of a year ago. Forty years ago, in a game known as "The Kick" Oklahoma defeated Ohio State 29-28.

Meyer is now 7-4 against teams ranked in the top 10 of the AP Poll since arriving in Columbus, but this is his second straight loss against a top-five team. With each program vying for a spot in this year's playoffs, there's no doubt this game will go down as a classic.

A fifth-year, veteran leader, Barrett surpassed the 10,000-yard career mark in total offense in the Buckeyes' opening drive of the third quarter.

Oklahoma didn't lose a game after that, reeling off 11 consecutive victories.

To begin the game, Barrett was only 5 for 11 passing. Ohio State has a talent advantage and a coach with three championships compared to one coaching his second game.

Oklahoma would even the score late in the second quarter when Austin Seibert connected on a 35 yard field goal. He's backed up by fellow junior Kerryon Johnson, who racked up 895 yards on 4.9 yards per carry. Oklahoma will need to rush for at least 100 yards in this game to come out on top. Baker Mayfield can finally get the recognition he deserves. "Coaches, players. He's an unbelievable leader, an incredible player". IN threw for 420 yards in Ohio State's 49-21 victory last Thursday, but most of the yards came in the first 2 1/2 quarters before the secondary began to play better. Mayfield must limit turnovers, play with poise and remember that punting is not always a bad option.

Either way, Ohio State's offense machine - with the exception of a second-half performance against inferior IN in the season-opener - has run about smoothly as a gasoline engine filled with diesel fuel. However, it feels like the Buckeyes' offense hasn't quite hit its stride and once it does it could aim for new levels of explosiveness.

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